Ep 000 – Welcome!


Welcome to The Corporate Creatives!  My name is Natalie and I will be your host every Mondays and Thursdays!  Whether you’re tuning in on your commute to work or just settling into your cubicle – I will be right here, week after week, to instill some creative spark on those corporate wheels you’re on!


SO HERE’S THE DEAL  – you’re here because something feels lacking in your work life and you have no clue what it is, or maybe you do know what’s lacking, but those corporate cuffs are just too comfortable for you to break free from.  You need answers and a good kick in the right direction – but nothing too crazy because you’re still in your comfort zone and might need a couple nudges before you really feel ready to take on the world . . . or at least your work life first . . .

I get it because I’VE BEEN THERE!  I went to law school, became an attorney, ended up in Corporate America, was unhappy, but stuck around for a few years because I was bound by physical and mental barriers I created myself – a big mortgage, massive student loan debt, fear, pride, uncertainty if I left… and the list went on.  I felt trapped and didn’t have the resources or know-hows to break free.

It was not until I started scouring the web for people in the same position that I realized I wasn’t alone, and that there actually is a tribe of those out there who once felt like corporate slaves but are now doing work they love!  It was at that point that I created my exit strategy.

It was not too long ago that I FINALLY WALKED AWAY FROM A SOUL-CRUSHING, SIX FIGURE JOB – all in exchange for freedom – freedom to do more meaningful and creative work that we are all destined for.  Today, I am still an attorney by trade, but in a more flexible consultant position and also a (fledgling) creative entrepreneur.  You can learn all the details about my transition in this episode!

The launch of the Corporate Creatives was inspired by the many success stories I discovered and the wisdom I gained from countless self help books.  This podcast is exactly what I needed during those sad days in my cubicle and my hope is that it will be your catalyst to make a change today!


Every MONDAYS, I will be interviewing some AMAZING women you may know (or need to know) who started right where you are – who were just going through the motions and feeling stuck in the 9 to 5 grind – but ultimately took her career in her own hands and REDESIGNED A LIFE SHE LOVED.  You will find your untold story somewhere in one of their stories and feel that burst of energy (possibly a side effect of your morning coffee too…) to take initiative and start today!  Because I truly believe in SECOND CHANCES and starting over.

Here are only some of the things you will learn from each interview:


  • How they transitioned from a corporate job to their current creative job
  • What was the trigger that made them take the leap
  • What sacrifices they had to make and obstacles they had to overcome
  • Which mentors or resources helped them make the transition


  • Details about their daily routine
  • A life changing book they recommend every Corporate Creative should read
  • Their favorite success quote
  • If they had all the money in the world and never had to work again, what line of work would they still be doing

And the finale piece of advice – which will be for our subscribers only: What are THE 5 STEPS they highly recommend for you to take today TO BE ON YOUR WAY TO DOING WORK YOU LOVE?

So don’t forget to subscribe below to get these great insights and more directly to your inbox!


So what is it that you want in your work life?  Happiness?  Creative freedom?  Balance?  Success?  All of the above?  Well, in the words of Coelho – “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it” . . . and so will I – right here, on the Corporate Creatives.  I have gained some valuable insights from tons of self-development books I’ve been reading since I can remember and am excited to share them with you every single THURSDAYS.  I will break it down for you and provide some actionable takeaways for you to think about and hopefully push you to leap into action.

Whether your goal is to find a job that inspires you to do your best work or to pursue that entrepreneurial venture you’ve been too busy for or too scared to launch, I know there’s a creative soul in you waiting to come out and I will keep at it until we find her!

So what are you waiting for?  PRESS PLAY and hear my story and what you can expect on The Corporate Creatives.

I would also love to hear your story – where you are in your journey today and where you strive to be.  Leave a comment, send me an email and/or subscribe below and let’s hold each other accountable!

Because it’s never too late to be the woman you were meant to be.


P.S. That happy SOPHI- model in the picture loving her creative life and latte could be you!

Model: Dalyn Petroff



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